Anger Management : The Politics of Frustration in the Arab World and its Implications for the West

…… According to Michael Robbins, an American who heads Arab Barometer, society is driving change, with much of the region growing less religious (The Economist 2017-1). Although the figures need to be studied with some perspective, it seems that Egyptians are praying less (see Table 4), with a decrease of piety over time and these shifts most visible among the young- est generations. To quote another example, in Iran, despite a law adopted after 1979 that allows girls to marry from nine years old, the average age is now 25….

Table 4


(Source: Economist 2017-1)

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